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Simple Method to Fabricate Nano-Porous Diamond Membranes (ANL-IN-11-001)

A method to fabricate nanoporous diamond membranes and a nanoporous diamond membrane are provided.

A silicon substrate is provided and an optical lithography is used to produce metal dots on the silicon substrate with a predefined spacing between the dots. Selective seeding of the silicon wafer with nanodiamond solution in water is performed followed by controlled lateral diamond film growth producing the nanoporous diamond membrane. Back etching of the under laying silicon is performed to open nanopores in the produced nanoporous diamond membrane.


  • Biocompatible for skin grafting, as well as for water purification applications